[ suhb-jek-tiv ]
/ səbˈdʒɛk tɪv /
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existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject rather than to the object of thought (opposed to objective).
pertaining to or characteristic of an individual; personal; individual: a subjective evaluation.
placing excessive emphasis on one's own moods, attitudes, opinions, etc.; unduly egocentric.
Philosophy. relating to or of the nature of an object as it is known in the mind as distinct from a thing in itself.
relating to properties or specific conditions of the mind as distinguished from general or universal experience.
pertaining to the subject or substance in which attributes inhere; essential.
- pertaining to or constituting the subject of a sentence.
- (in English and certain other languages) noting a case specialized for that use, as He in He hit the ball.
- similar to such a case in meaning.Compare nominative.
Obsolete. characteristic of a political subject; submissive.
OTHER WORDS FOR subjective
6 substantial, inherent.
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Origin of subjective
OTHER WORDS FROM subjective
sub·jec·tive·ly, adverbsub·jec·tive·ness, nounnon·sub·jec·tive, adjectivenon·sub·jec·tive·ness, noun
qua·si-sub·jec·tive, adjectiveun·sub·jec·tive, adjective
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How to use subjective in a sentence
Nevertheless this reconciliation, though seemingly perfect, is stricken with the character of subjectiveness.The Aesthetical Essays|Friedrich Schiller
It also is interesting to compare the subjectiveness and objectiveness of sensations.Visual Illusions|Matthew Luckiesh
Reason justifies the instinct of nature when it examines the relation of subjectiveness with objectiveness in sensations.Fundamental Philosophy, Vol. I (of 2)|Jaime Luciano Balmes
The florid, inductive teamster, with a hare-lip, is pondering profoundly the subjectiveness of dinnerlessness.The Army Mule and Other War Sketches|Henry A. Castle
It is simply the "transcendental idea" of pure subjectiveness, or Soul.The Church of St. Bunco|Gordon Clark
British Dictionary definitions for subjective
/ (səbˈdʒɛktɪv) /
belonging to, proceeding from, or relating to the mind of the thinking subject and not the nature of the object being considered
of, relating to, or emanating from a person's emotions, prejudices, etcsubjective views
relating to the inherent nature of a person or thing; essential
existing only as perceived and not as a thing in itself
med (of a symptom, condition, etc) experienced only by the patient and incapable of being recognized or studied by anyone else
grammar denoting a case of nouns and pronouns, esp in languages having only two cases, that identifies the subject of a finite verb and (in formal use in English) is selected for predicate complements, as in It is ISee also nominative (def. 1)
- the subjective case
- a subjective word or speech element
Compare objective (def. 10)
Derived forms of subjectivesubjectively, adverbsubjectivity or subjectiveness, noun
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